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My favourite sound- Essay #InternationalWeekoftheDeaf

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Presha Patel

Hey friends, Sara here! Did you know that 21 Sep- 25 Sep 2020 is being celebrated globally as the International Week of the Deaf?

11 year old Presha Patel from Vadodara shares this very thoughtful essay on the various sounds we often hear, at times enjoy but rarely show gratitude for.

Presha studies in Navrachana International School, Vadodara.

My favourite sound- Essay #InternationalWeekoftheDeaf

Ahh, my favourite sound! As soon as I read this topic name, I instantly knew  what to write. But then again I thought, there are more than a billion sounds in  the universe- the sound of a train, the chirping of an early morning bird, the  piano, just to name a few.

 

How can I possibly have a favourite?

 

For me, a favourite sound is nothing but  nostalgia. For example, for a mother there is  nothing more special than her baby’s laughter whereas for a child it is the  mother’s lullaby.

I have many favourite sounds, but if I had to pick one, I would choose a sound  that brought me peace and an instant smile. Traveling down memory lane, I  thought of South America and that’s when I hit the jackpot. I remembered my trip to a rainforest sanctuary park, in South America.

Ahh … The sound of rain, dripping slowly and peacefully, from one leaf down to the other!

It was so peaceful! Has anyone ever listened to meditation music? Well, if you have, then you would know what I am talking about. With the peaceful sound  of the rain, there were beautiful sounds of those colourful rainforest birds:  toucans, lorikeets, macaws etc.

After spending hours and hours in the sanctuary, I was still not ready to leave the magnificent rain sounds behind. My parents had to eventually pull me out  of the sanctuary to go back to the hotel.

It was like heaven on earth! And I am not exaggerating about the  incredibleness of this sound, I really mean it.

But just imagine, what if you couldn’t hear all these magnificent sounds?

 

If you were like those 466 million people; who are deaf? Not being able to hear is like being a tree without blossoms. Hearing is a gift that we should  appreciate and never take for granted.

I would like to end by saying, ‘the rhymes of nature – the sounds of wind and  water, the sound of insects and birds- must inevitably find their analogues in  music.’

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